Jimmy Fallon's first The Tonight Show drew the franchise's second-largest audience in five years.
Fallon's midnight debut earned 11.3 million viewers and a 3.8 in the adults 18-to-49 demographic, trailing the 14.64 million who tuned in for Jay Leno's second exit earlier this month and the 11.9 million Leno drew for his first exit in May 2009. Its demo rating is also the show's highest since Conan O'Brien's last show (4.4) in January 2010 and makes the episode the highest-rated Monday Tonight Show since the Johnny Carson tribute episode (4.8) in January 2005.
Jimmy Fallon brings Tonight Show back to New York with star-studded debut
In prime time, the Winter Olympics
dominated with 23.5 million viewers and a 5.6 demo, up from its Sunday and Vancouver second Monday numbers.
On ABC, The Bachelor
(7.6 million, 2.2) and Castle
(7.8 million, 1.7) both hit series lows.
Fox's Almost Human
(5.3 million, 1.6) and The Following
(5.1 million, 1.7) were both flat.
The CW's premiere of Star-Crossed
(1.24 million, 0.4) improved on Hart of Dixie
's numbers last week. Beauty and the Beast
(766,000, 0.3) was even.